Fort Hood: III Corps celebrates centennial

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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) Fort Hood’s III Corps is celebrating its centennial.

On Friday morning, thousands participated in the III Corps run.

“It was great. I felt the motivation and the morale was there for the unit. It was really great to see these types of things,” Intelligence Analyst, Spc. Trayon Batiste said.

Many flew in from other posts around the country.

“We had representatives from across Fort Hood we also flew in colors and leaders from Fort Bliss, Fort Carson, and Fort Riley. It was fantastic,” Col. Myles B. Caggins III said.

On Saturday, the public is invited to the Operation Phantom Warrior salute event.

“It’s a celebration of the 100 years of III Corps legacy on battlefields from World War I to present day Iraq and Afghanistan,” Caggins said.

There will be parachute jumping by the Army’s Golden Knights, a concert by Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan band, and a fireworks display.

The gate are open from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m.